The Art of Resolutions

How are your resolutions coming along thus far? Probably not too good as has always been the case, right? lol 😀

Allow me to give you some insight on this whole resolution concept because clearly most of us have not mastered the art.

Don’t make them

Let me explain myself. I do not understand why a major change in your life has to be made at the beginning of the year. If you want to take some serious action about some aspect in your life, start now. Having to wait for the beginning of the year is procrastination, laziness and lack of seriousness. If you want to shed those pounds, eat your salad today.. don’t wait for this date when you’re likely not going to eat it anyway.

Also, change is a process so the sooner you begin the better. If you are already failing at something you were hoping to do this year, don’t you dare be waiting for 2018. Tomorrow is a new opportunity to do what you want to do, not next year

Don’t make them

You know how we have these people who claim to hate math and claim to be bad at it but can probably do some sick chemistry calculations or something like that. If you gave them a math paper titled “Biology” they would probably do well.  Same case applies here. Just because you have a bunch of pre-defined things titled “resolutions” is why your head is going to decide that you should fail at them. Give them another title or none at all, just work towards them without labeling them and you may be surprised to find out that your psychology is one of your biggest causes of failure.

 Don’t make them

I’m sure you get my point by now.

I’m not saying that you should stick to your old unproductive ways, don’t get me wrong, I’m just saying there is no set date to get out of your unproductive ways. It doesn’t have to be January 1st.. you have the freedom to make it whenever you want to.

Of course though, stick to whatever rocks your boat. 🙂

love always,

XO

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Reflections: 2016

Is it too late to be posting this one week into the year? If it is, well… too bad because I’m still posting it now 😀

Hello there, I hope 2017 is taking you well so far, with all your resolutions and everything (that may already be failing). With the start of a new year, I tend to find myself doing more of an audit, appraisal sort of thing before deciding what steps to take moving forward.

First of all, 2016 was quite the year!! With it came major life impacting things and a few of those stood out quite a bit for me.

I am growing up and it’s both exciting and nerve wrecking. If anyone would have told me that I would be drawn to a crockery set or a set of bed sheets a couple of years ago, I would have laughed in their face.

Now, I have my own place, I have kitchenware and furniture to worry about. I have to make budgets and think about what to cook and what appliance I need to save up for next. I am trying to figure out what color pallet to use in my different rooms. It’s all overwhelming but I am more than happy to see what life brings with this “growing up”.

Close to the end of 2015, I cut my hair all off. It was a bold move but I felt it necessary. It may not look like a big deal but to me it meant a fresh start, a new journey of self discovery, a growing process. I have come to understand myself better, stand for the things I love, I have learnt to make time for what matters to me, to go the extra mile to get what I want and to do away with what does not make me happy, courtesy of my hair journey.

I know you’re thinking how can hair possibly do all this?? But it does. My hair has sort of been a metaphor for life. Obviously I’m Kenyan, so I have kinky type 4 hair as is the case for Africans. To most people, having hair covered up or relaxed or straightened out most of the time is the preferred way to wear this type of hair. For those of us who choose to wear it natural, it’s a task, a test of patience, an avenue for criticism, and most importantly a way to embrace and understand our true selves. Having to deal with my hair has taught me how to deal with some aspects of life. That being said, I have quite some natural hair knowledge up my sleeve, who knows I may decide to become a natural hair blogger.

I also had a few “achievements”/firsts during the year

  • I had my first visit to a dentist and lost a wisdom tooth.
  • I moved out of my parents’ home.
  • I went deep sea swimming and saw coral reefs – Absolutely breathtaking!!
  • I fell in love with green smoothies,  I went on and on about them here
  • I tried out yoga and fell in love with it. For all those that think yoga is sleeping and relaxing, you are beyond mistaken!!!
  • I bought and wore my first wig.
  • I learnt how to contour!!! lol 😀

In a nutshell, 2016 was quite interesting.

As this year goes by, I hope that all of you reading this get to achieve what you have set to achieve and that all of your hearts desires may be fulfilled.

Happy new year!!!

Lots of love, always.

Don’t talk to me!!

Hey y’all,

Having had a crazy week of barely any healthy sleep, let me sum it up with some pep talk.

I may come off a little mean, which I have in very many cases been accused of sooo… feel free to keep misjudging me.

Lets’s get into it.

Do you ever have those moments where you really do not want to engage in conversation with anyone? You want no one talking to you and of course you shall not be talking to people either. Those times when you feel disinterested in everything? Let me enlighten you on my such situations where I need you not to talk to me

#1. I am tired

After a long day, maybe at school or from yoga, I may be just exhausted and all I am looking forward to is a cup of green tea, a shower and my bed. In such a situation, I often find it necessary to Uber it, because matatus can be a bit of a hustle sometimes.

So my Uber arrives and the driver feels the need to give me his life history, which I have no interest in. I am okay with a simple hi, how was your day, where are you going conversation but past that PLEASE don’t engage me in conversation!!!!!

#2. I am on Youtube

Hi, I’m Sally, and I’m a YouTube addict. Remember the time i paused iisuperwomanii’s video for you, Yeah me neither. If you have something to say, just wait for the 8 or so minutes and talk to me after the video. Why would you want to interrupt my entertainment session?? I don’t get those too often.

Also, I may be following a tutorial on how to do a smokey eye and you want to interrupt me while I am in the zone?? Don’t be rude, wait for me to complete my failed attempt then say what it is you need to say.

On a serious note, YouTube is the best teacher so if you interrupt my session, you are most likely interrupting my class!! So please be polite and reserve your conversation for after class, as you would a physical class.

#3. I am writing code

Luckily, the probability of you interrupting me while I code is close to nil because for some reason, programmer’s operate at the most weird hours. That’s when bugs get visible, assuming they occur in the first place. I don’t know why the world decided that code should run seamlessly in the middle of the night, I really don’t.

#4. I am writing something at the oddest time

Don’t interrupt the thinking process!!!!! I might be coming up with the cure for cancer. I have some creepy habit, or maybe not so creepy. When I have an interesting thought or something that my brain finds fascinating, I tend to write it down. So if I’m not in class or at a meeting taking notes etc and you spot me randomly writing something, do not interrupt the thought process by talking to me.

Having said that, I am one very bubbly person unless you find me in one of the above situations, I promise. I mean can’t you tell from all these stories I keep giving that you didn’t ask for??

Until next time,

Love, Sally

We’ve Moved!!!

Because change is good and we have taken that bold step.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, look at your url bar. I am equally excited!!!!! Yes we are now snyambura.com. This new state may however be unstable for about 72 hours which I haven’t encountered yet. But even if you type the old url it will redirect you here 🙂

Spread the good news as far and wide as you can 🙂 The sharing buttons are down below. Comment, subscribe, follow etc. and lets be one happy family 😀

Reality Check Ahead..

As eager and excited as I am to finish my undergraduate degree (YAAAAAAAASSSSS!!!), I have some butterflies building up because then, life with all its realness and harshness shall be all up in my face.

The world, read “I” ,will expect me to be independent. No more calling Mama Bear for airtime or for salon needs and honestly it scares me a little, also read “a lot”. I have no idea what the world has in store for me. I am excited to get there but also a little frightened.

Also, I live in a neighborhood where all this fancy apartments are coming up and whenever I see a sign “Show house ready for viewing”, best believe that my friend and I shall be there to view. So as a result, I have severe apartment fever and can’t wait to have my own comfortable place to love and decorate and furnish with my own money as I please.

I have faith I shall get a job but the scariest part is getting a job that I will not love. I write this as I read for my least interesting unit’s exam. I just can’t wait to get done with it tomorrow as it has brought into perspective the thought of doing something that I do not love. My field of study has numerous possibilities and I’m not even sure what specialization I would want to take. I do not want to have to settle for anything just to make ends meet, I want to love what I do. And when I find what “it” is, I want to dedicate my all into being the best that I can at “it”.

I have all these ideas in my head about investing, about business opportunities, about maximizing on talents and interests for a career etc but they just don’t feel good enough. I don’t know when they ever will though 😦

Also, if you feel like you have something sweet for this girl to do, like a job offer, feel free to contact me 😀 I’m available from next year lol.

And of course above all this, my greatest joy would be to continue making my mother happy and proud of me. To see that what she taught me and all the sacrifices she made for me did not go to waste.

With just four more months left for me to meet the next phase of life, dear life, please be kind to this girl when she comes to meet you.

Sally, xo

Girl Struggles..

Hey y’all….

I’m starting my second last campus exams tomorrow and I am sooo excited..

so besides final project struggles,there are some extra struggles I think some of you can relate to, especially if you’re female so shall we?……

 

Selfies

Taking the perfect selfie is an art. Some people are so darn gorgeous but can’t get a selfie right. If you’re one of those prepare to take some notes.. You’re welcome:

  • You must have a good side- mine is my left side. The skin is quite evenly toned, the eyebrow is better arched, the dimple looks better among other reasons.
  • You need to hold your phone strategically to make your eyes pop more, or for the lighting to hit your face just right
  • It takes about 300 selfies to get the right one: P.S 297 of them probably look identical.

And after taking the perfect selfie, now the whole world must see.. so here goes the next struggle

Instagram struggles.

Now this… do not judge me after this, but even if you do… I don’t give a *insert word of your choice* :-D.

You will strategically post it at 11 pm.

Reason: people tend to catch up on the gram in the morning and you will be on their feed.

Aim: You will gather maximum likes. And don’t pretend now, I know many of you are guilty of this, except me of course 😀

Validation Struggles

Assuming you did not post a face selfie but instead posted a mirror selfie or you nagged someone to take a photo of you, there are only a few reasons you would do this. They include:

  • some professional photographer edited you just right and we have to see how perfectly crafted you are
  • You have a new hairdo
  • That new pair of heels you bought is popping
  • You just paired your outfit fashion blogger style

I call it validation struggles because it’s like asking the public “What do you think of my new hair?” Which is perfectly amazing… the more the opinions, the better, right? 🙂

I know a majority of you can relate to this so do not take offense..

I’m just roasting myself here:-D 😀 Happens when you have exams to read for.

P.S If you’re a superwoman fan >>> iisuperwomanii a.k.a Lilly Singh.. She’s in Kenya!!!! Which makes me feels so much better about myself right now 😀

Have a lovely week ahead, as I return to my books

Chao  xo

Opinions

They said you were boring,

They said you were not serious,

They said they loved your company,

They said you were funny, ironic- I thought you were boring

They said they love your work ethic. How??? Were you not serious the last time I checked

Maybe we thrive better in some environments compared to others,

Maybe we show different sides of our personalities depending on the people around us,

Maybe… just maybe

So where am I going with this?

If you live your life to impress others, just so they have a favorable opinion of you, that right there is what is called a purposeless life.

If you depend on what people say to validate yourself and boost your self worth, then you need to work on finding yourself first before you let people have an opinion.

I am not saying that we should not bother to heed to what people have to say, no, some opinions are given to us for our best interests.

My point is, anyone and everyone can have an opinion but it doesn’t make it a fact. You need to decide whose is worth acting on and whose has no impact whatsoever.

Know yourself, know your worth, don’t feel obliged to prove yourself to beat some random opinions.

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